The ultimate fact is that clients visit your place for an effective business purpose. So, providing them with all the requirements possible and better surrounding us really important.
Your separation of home atmosphere and office atmosphere at home can lead you to your targeted point of having a proper meeting with your clients. Make sure one doesn’t interfere with the other. It is for your own good, that would influence your business; the way you conduct your meeting for products and services which would put a mark on your client’s mind.
This would benefit you as they would think of doing business with you. The more effectively you perform your meeting and serve your clients, the more successful your meeting would be.
So, here are a few tips you can follow to have a successful home office meetings with clients:
1) Disposing parking uninterrupted
Whenever you fix any meeting at home with your clients, you must be careful enough regarding your clients’ parking. Direct your address very very clearly and properly, so that driving at your place makes it smooth for them. The next is, inflict your instructions very precisely, exactly where they would park their car.
Instruct them to park within your grip. It can be your own parking lot, in your porch or in front of your own house( if possible) or apartment garage. If there is any kind of difficulties then move your own car somewhere else and let them park easily. They must not face any difficulties seeking for parking here and there or in front of anyone else’s house.
The smoother your client can reach your place, the better it would be as this is the very first positive impression they would have on you.
2) Perfect space for meeting separately:
It’s very important to have an appropriate place to have successful meetings with your clients. The room must be separated to conduct your meeting. Meetings should not be done in chaotic living rooms or any other spaces where provisions of appropriation lack. There must be privacy while the meeting goes on.
Seating arrangements should be comfortable and in such a position where you both can discuss face to face. The atmosphere of the room must be quiet and peaceful with the all the accommodational facilities such as proper lights, fans, air conditioner (if needed). You must provide your clients all the comforts they require and they must not feel uncomfortable or embarrassing at any point.
All these results in a proper successful meeting with your honorable clients.
3) Keep your children at distances while meeting conduction at home:
If you have children at home make sure they never interrupt or disturb while the meeting goes on with your clients at home. This is a serious matter as it indicates the manners your children got from you, which in turns would put an impression on you. You must train your children or instruct before while you conduct any meeting.
You can put on a “Do not disturb”, “ Do not knock” or “ Knock before you get in” signs hanged on your doorknob to make them aware not to knock and interrupt. For keeping distances away from small kids you can set up your meeting place on the other floor of your house or at any place where they hardly go or even can’t reach easily. Never allow them to enter your meeting rooms; and talking, crying, making noises, touching things, roaming around here and there and so on while you are at your meeting with clients.
Due to respect or maintaining good manners, your clients may all and say “it’s ok” to your child but in real they would be disturbed and would never tell you. Hence it would put you down and present you informally. A successful meeting is done in a peaceful, quiet place without any interruption.
4) Keep your pets away:
There are people who love to embrace pets at home but that is always not right depending on situations. If you go through a meeting at home with your clients you should keep your pets away. You should not set them free and allow them to roam around everywhere at your home in your client’s presence.
It seems informal. In fact, pets are not good for all. Some people afraid some pets, some feel annoying, some are allergic to certain pets ( animals), some doesn’t like normal. So all these must be taken into considerations while you feel your clients for meetings at home. Pets sometimes shout, make noises, jump and move; create annoyances which may lead to problems and embarrassments of your clients.
You must keep pets away from your meeting place and must not allow their entry. This is done for the betterment of your clients so that you can end up having a successful meeting at home.
5) Always maintain the cleanliness of your meeting room:
A clean place is always impressive to all. Providing your clients with a neat and clean space would really work on them. If your space/room is untidy and unclean with specks of dust, scattered with things here and there, dirty with spilled spots of old coffee and tea or there are specks of the dust of cookies and biscuits, then your client would feel disgusted.
You make sure to clean the office room and arrange it in a proper manner with all the necessary office accessories files etc before your clients come to your place.
6) Providing clients with a peaceful and perfect calmness environment:
Successful meetings require a perfect environment. The more peaceful and calm your space is, the more effective the meeting will go on, in a cool brain. Thus a meeting would go on more effectively.
Provide them with a desk in the perfect position. This means to face your desk in such a way so that they can have all the provisions required for their meeting such as; laptops, files, office accessories (pens, highlighters, office papers etc). They must get all the required things available near their hand whenever they need anything.
They must feel comfortable, peaceful and have a calmness that can lead them to have effective discussions and works which are important for a successful meeting.
7) Maintained entrance which is lucrative:
When the exterior of your house is lucrative, it can attract your clients at the very first look. The well-maintained entrance should be appealing, neat and nice looking. If you have yards then make sure your lawns are clean with trees and bushes pruned. The outer look of your house should be painted and is good conditioned.
The premises of your house should be well maintained and clean so that when your clients arrive they have a good feeling of your choice.
To sum up
These are the things that may seem little if considered in terms of activity but can be proved an ultimate game-changer with a huge positive impact on your career if you can maintain each of them carefully. Start with small and you’ll definitely meet the big target.
Your conscious steps and thoughtful attitude are what can make the difference in a real time home office meeting with clients.